By Lisa Johnston
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Aluratek plans January shipment of a big-screen portable media player (PMP) that doubles as an e-reader.
The $179-suggested Cinepal features 8.9-inch 1,024 by 600-pixel LCD screen, playback of 720p and 1080i HD video in native form, and storage of e-books. It outputs 720p to a connected TV.
The device incorporates 4GB of embedded memory, but additional memory can be added via an SD/SDHC/MMC memory card slot and USB port.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
New developments in the e-reader market occurred at a rapid-fire pace this month, with iRex Technologies announcing a possible Amazon Kindle competitor, Sony opening up its eBook Store to e-readers other than its own, and both Sony and Astak launching new low-cost models.